Grandma Young's Divinity
Recipe type: homemade candies
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Serves: 24
There's nothing like a piece of homemade divinity, and it's not even difficult to make, as long as you follow the recipe closely. Try it! You will be hooked!
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup (freshly opened jar is best)
  • ½ cup water
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. powdered sugar
  • ½ cup toasted, chopped walnuts or pecans
  1. Mix together in saucepan: sugar, corn syrup, water and salt.
  2. Heat slowly, stirring, to soft ball stage (242 degrees).
  3. Meanwhile, beat egg whites until very stiff.
  4. Gradually pour ⅓ of the syrup in a thin stream over beaten egg whites, beating constantly.
  5. Continue to cook remaining syrup to hard ball stage (265 degrees).
  6. Beat this syrup gradually into egg white mixture, and beat until the mixture will hold its shape on a spoon.
  7. Beat in vanilla and powdered sugar (even this tiny amount of powdered sugar makes a real improvement in the texture of the candy).
  8. Stir in chopped nuts quickly, and use two spoons to drop onto a sheet of waxed paper. Do it quickly! The candy will get firmer and firmer.
  9. Store in a covered tin.
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